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2016-05-12 / Other News

Medical Emergency Possible Cause Of Fatal Accident

By Linda Steinmuller

Photos by Lloyd Mitchell andPowell Family A woman who may have suffered a stroke or a heart attack while driving lost control of her vehicle on Glenwood Road and East 98th Street, causing a tragic end to her life.

On Friday, May 6th, around 11:10 a.m., police sources said Norma Powell, 85, was driving a Buick northbound on East 98th Street when she crashed into the emergency exit door near the turnstile at the Glenwood Road entrance to the “L” train.

EMS responded to the scene and found Powell unconscious and unresponsive. She was taken to Brookdale Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her husband, Frank, 89, was a passenger in the car and is in critical condition at Brookdale Hospital.

A family member told the Canarsie Courier that Norma and her husband have been living on East 98th Street for 26 years.

A candle memorial has been set up at the scene of the accident

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